Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/3/12
ASHBURN | The Washington Redskins have placed their franchise-player tag on tight end Fred Davis. The four-year veteran was set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13, but Washington prevented that by using the franchise tag. He will receive a guaranteed salary of just more than $5 million. The tag gives the Redskins the right to keep Davis by matching any offer from another team. If it is the exclusive franchise tag, he will not be able to negotiate with other teams. If it is the more common non-exclusive tag, the Redskins would receive two first-round picks from his new team if they allowed him to leave. Davis is coming off a career year in which he recorded 59 catches for 796 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games. He was suspended for the final four games of the year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. IN OTHER NFL NEWS Other players receiving franchise tags Friday included running backs Ray Rice, Baltimore, and Matt Forte, Chicago; safety Dashon Golds...
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